Chiropractic is a total system of treatment that focuses on restoring your health with hands-on care. Instead of treating symptoms with prescriptions or invasive surgery, like traditional medicine does, chiropractic care works with your body to restore your natural healing systems and make you feel better.
Chiropractic is based on the understanding that your nervous system has a big impact on your overall health. Your spine is the cornerstone of your body. It houses the spinal cord, which allows your brain to transmit messages to the rest of your body through the nervous system. The spine is strong but also very flexible; it can bend at multiple joints in each of your spine’s segments.
These joints can get out of position through normal activities, like sitting at the computer, or more serious injuries, like throwing your back out. When the nervous system is disrupted from spinal problems, your health suffers. It prevents your brain from being able to effectively communicate with the rest of your body.
By aligning the spine and the other bones in your skeletal system, a chiropractor can achieve a level of healing in your body you can’t experience with traditional medicine. Through gentle manipulation of the spine, a chiropractor can re-align your spine so you feel better and your body can heal itself.
Chiropractic care is commonly sought out for:
- back pain
- joint pain
- carpal tunnel syndrome
It can also be very effective in treating non-musculoskeletal conditions like:
- digestive disorders
In addition to gentle spinal adjustment, a chiropractor may also use ultrasound and massaging implements to help relax the body and restore health.
After an initial evaluation that lasts about an hour, regular chiropractic appointments